Have you checked out the price of good quality cedar siding? If you have a
large area to cover, it will be EXPENSIVE.
I have a completely cedar sided house (even had cedar gutters) built in the
mid 70's and occasionally
have to replace a board or two. Not only is the 8 inch bevelled cedar
siding hard to come by, it is VERY expensive. And I live in cedar country.
There are a few cedar mills right in my area. It also sucks up transparent
stain like it cost nothing.
If I was building a new house, I would go with brick or vinyl siding. No